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The UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program stands as a cornerstone of diversity and inclusion, embodying UNESCO’s commitment to a world where talent knows no boundaries. This innovative recruitment initiative has been meticulously crafted to address the critical need for improved geographical representation and gender parity within the Organization at the international level.
At its core, this program serves as a gateway for exceptionally qualified university graduates and young professionals hailing from underrepresented and non-represented Member States. It provides them with a unique opportunity to embark on a transformative journey at the early stages of their professional careers within UNESCO.
By opening its doors to these bright minds, UNESCO not only enriches its workforce but also empowers these individuals to contribute meaningfully to the Organization’s global initiatives. Through mentorship, training, and hands-on experience, participants are nurtured into future leaders, fostering a diverse and inclusive UNESCO community.
The Graduate program stands as a testament to UNESCO’s vision of a more equitable world, where talent is recognized, nurtured, and empowered, regardless of geographical origin or gender. It is a step towards a future where every voice is heard, every perspective is valued, and every opportunity is accessible to all.
In embracing the UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program, we embrace the limitless potential of human talent, ensuring that our endeavors are shaped by a rich tapestry of experiences and ideas, making our shared journey towards a brighter future truly inclusive and representative.
UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Summary
- Host: United Nations (UN)
- Category: Internships| Graduate Program | Fellowships
- Eligible Countries: All Countries
- Reward: Monthly Stipends | Attractive Compensation
- No IELTS Required
- Deadline: Not Specified
UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Details
UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture.
UNESCO’s graduate program contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. Political and economic arrangements of governments are not enough to secure the lasting and sincere support of the peoples.
Peace must be founded upon dialogue and mutual understanding. Peace must be built upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of humanity.
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UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Requirements
To be considered for the UNESCO Young Professional Graduate Program, you must meet the following criteria:
- Nationality: Candidates should be nationals from non- and under-represented Member States at UNESCO.
- Age: Less than 32 years (inclusive).
- Education: an advanced university degree in education, culture, science, social and human sciences or communication, or in a field related to the management and administration of an international organization. This will be specified in the vacancy announcement.
- Languages:fluent English or French. Knowledge of both working languages is an asset. Knowledge of Spanish, Russian, Arabic or Chinese is an additional asset.
- Previous experience: initial professional experience is an asset, but not mandatory.
UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Reward
- Monthly Stipend
- Attractive Compensation
All applications are reviewed by a committee which will establish a shortlist based on
– Academic qualifications
– Motivation/statement of interest
– Presentation of the application
– Language and writing skills
– Level of professional experience.
UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Interviews and evaluation
The shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a video interview followed by a panel interview. The interviews provides candidates with an opportunity to demonstrate their communication skills, team spirit, analytical skills, sense of initiative, creativity, flexibility and adaptability.
In addition to interviews, tests may be required to determine the related competencies as well as the level of proficiency in the working languages of UNESCO (English and French).
UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Method of Application
- Candidates send their applications to the National Commission or the Permanent Delegation of their country of citizenship. National Commissions and Permanent Delegations review all applications and submit a list of candidates to the Bureau of Human Resources Management at UNESCO.
- UNESCO does not accept applications sent directly to the Organization.
UNESCO Young Professionals Graduate Program Decision
Upon successful selection, UNESCO will issue formal letters of appointment to the chosen candidates. In instances where the selection outcome differs, UNESCO will communicate directly with the respective National Commissions and Permanent Delegations involved.